"I'm sore everywhere. I'm achy, I've got blisters and I do have a lot of tendinitis in my ankle. Other than that, I feel great." ~Ray Zahab
Canadian Ray Zahab, 38, who along with two companions ran about two marathons (about 42.2km each) a day for 110 days, crossing more than 7,000 km of North Africa's broiling Sahara Desert, in a journey for charity that's been captured on film for a documentary. One of the journey's aims was to help establish clean water wells for desert villagers the runners met along the way. The runners worked on that goal through the H2O Africa Foundation, a charity launched along with plans for a documentary film called "Running the Sahara." Zahab, American Charlie Engle, 44, and Taiwanese Kevin Lin, 30, dipped their hands in the water of the Red Sea 200km east of Cairo on Tuesday, February 20, 2007.